SmartSynch Appoints Glenn L. McCullough Jr. to its Board of Directors

JACKSON, Miss. – SmartSynch Inc., a leading provider of smart grid intelligence for the utility industry, today announced that Glenn L. McCullough Jr. has joined the company’s Board of Directors. McCullough has more than 25 years experience in the utility industry stemming from eight years of public service and 14 years in private business. He served as chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors from 2001 through 2005, where he focused on achieving corporate excellence in the generation and transmission of electric power, stewardship of the Tennessee River system and the environment and regional economic development.

“We are privileged to have Glenn L. McCullough Jr., join our Board,” said Stephen Johnston, SmartSynch’s chief executive officer. “He has a strong track record with many achievements, and his industry knowledge and vision will help SmartSynch maintain a leadership role in the development of a 21stcentury smart grid.”

“SmartSynch’s innovative solutions are enabling the utility industry to migrate towards a fully interconnected power distribution network,” said Mr. McCullough. “SmartSynch made it possible for utilities to use existing public wireless networks to track a customer’s energy consumption data, in lieu of making big capital investments to build their own private communications networks. This makes it more financially feasible for utilities to help their customers better manage their energy consumption, and reduce CO2 emissions – particularly during current economic conditions.”

In June 1997, McCullough was elected Tupelo, Mississippi’s 23rd mayor. During his term, the city of Tupelo received the Innovations in Municipal Government award from the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and earned the 1999 All-America City award from the National Civic League. In 1992, McCullough was appointed director of the Mississippi office of the Appalachian Regional Commission. During his tenure, he enhanced the commitment to technical skills training, physical infrastructure improvements and industrial-park development.

McCullough serves on the Advisory Council of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, California, as Chairman of the Board of Directors for NuVision Engineering, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and as a director for the Mississippi Technology Alliance. McCullough holds a degree in agricultural economics from Mississippi State University.


About SmartSynch

Headquartered in Jackson, Miss., SmartSynch has been developing successful Smart Grid Intelligence solutions for the utility industry since 2000. The company’s clean-tech innovations in the two-way delivery of real-time energy usage data over public wireless networks, in lieu of private network build-outs, have to-date simplified SmartMeter deployments for 75+ major North American utilities, while enabling green-energy initiatives and delivering significantly higher Returns on Resources.

Unlike proprietary, closed-architecture solutions, SmartSynch’s SmartMeters represent future-proof investments in technology. The standards-based IP connectivity enabled in every SmartMeter deployed makes them adaptable and remotely upgradeable to support today’s sensor and communications needs, as well as tomorrow’s opportunities. For more information, contact SmartSynch Media Relations at 601-362-1780, or visit